Earlier this month, YouTube for Android was updated to version 6.0 with Material Design, new search filters and several other features. One enhancement in YouTube 6.0 that wasn’t mentioned following the update is newly added support for live chat on streaming videos (via Android Police). The feature is accessible by tapping or dragging open the Live Chat menu at the bottom of the app on live streaming videos.
YouTube has offered live chat functionality for quite awhile, although the feature was previously reserved for the desktop only. With this update, it is now possible to live chat with other YouTube users on mobile too. Before you get too excited, keep in mind that live chat is often full of trolls and keyboard warriors that often make it better to simply keep the chat box minimized.
YouTube 6.0 for Android has been rolling out on the Play Store over the past several days.